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Searching for Colleges
US Department of Education's website where user can find and compare different colleges and universities. Users can search for schools by program, location, size, etc. Users can also compare statistics for schools such as graduation rates, financial aid, student demographics, etc.
College Foundation of North Carolina - College Search
College Foundation of North Carolina's website where user can find and compare different colleges and universities in North Carolina. Users can search for schools by program, location, size, etc. Users can also compare statistics for schools such as graduation rates, financial aid, student demographics, etc.
College Board - College Search Step-by-Step
You Can Find Colleges That Are Right for You. Although there's no magic formula for choosing a college, you can start by asking yourself some questions that help most students find the right fit.
National Center for Education Statistics - College Navigator
A site for researching colleges and the degrees they offer.
Important Information for Students About College Transfer in NC
Transfer Assured Admissions Policy Overview
The College Foundation of North Carolina has information for students looking to transfer from a NC community college to a 4-year institution in the University of North Carolina system. This page provides information about transfer and admission requirements.
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students. The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student.
NC Community Colleges - College Transfer Articulation Agreements
Information about the college transfer agreements made between the NC Community College System and other colleges & universities.
North Carolina - Reverse Transfer Program
The Reverse Transfer Program is a collaborative effort between North Carolina's Community Colleges and the University of North Carolina's 16 constituent institutions. Students who transfer to a North Carolina university from one of the 58 North Carolina community colleges are given the opportunity to combine the credits earned at the university with credit already earned at the community college to determine if the associate degree requirements have been met.
Contact Information for Admissions at UNC Institutions
Names, phone numbers, and email addresses for the Admissions offices at each of the 16 UNC Institutions.
NC Community College Transfer
Special Considerations for NC Community College Transfer Students
College Information eBooks
The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2018 by
Publication Date: 2017-07-11
Reports on 300+ colleges and universities, addressing multiple important criteria and appraises each college's strengths and weaknesses. Available online. Click title to access.
College Blue Book by
Publication Date: 2014
2014 edition. Look in the different volumes to read college descriptions by state, see which colleges offer what degrees, find out about financial aid, and other information. Available online. Click title to access.
The Other College Guide by
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
Covers finding the best-fit schools and the real deal about money, loans, and preparing for the world of work. Also highlights what to look for (and watch out for) in online programs and for-profit colleges and concludes with fifty profiles of remarkable but frequently overlooked schools. Available online
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